Reflections on a Terminal Diagnosis

I have a brain tumor. Actually two. I was diagnosed last year five days before Christmas. My youngest son was not yet a month old. And my tumors are terminal. Unless something else kills me, my tumors will. I don’t know when. It...


Some of the People and Events to Blame for My Becoming a Theologian

It is one thing to recognize the ways in which people have “influenced” one’s life and work, but the real people who stand behind these influences are not ladders to be kicked away; they are rather authentic vehicles of God’s grace—and thus of God himself—whose destiny is coextensive and convergent with our own. We need others, we need each other, if we are one day to reach the goal of our common theological quest.

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